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Learning Support/ Teaching Assistant - Oxford

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Learning Support/ Teaching Assistant - Oxford

Do you have experience working with young adults or children with complex behaviour and/or learning difficulties?

Or perhaps you have a background as a Support Worker, Care Worker, Key Worker or Youth Worker and feel confident working with children?

The challenging and varied role of a Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults. As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe.

Some of your responsibilities may include:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
  • Ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
  • Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
  • Help children with learning and development
  • Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date administration and caseload records, including reports of all interactions

The challenges faced by your students could relate to:

  • Challenging behaviour
  • Social interaction
  • Language/Communication barriers
  • Mental health issues
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties.

The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills and the ability to build a relationship with the children. Have a positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach to supporting these children.

If you are interested in hearing more about the position then please don't hesitate to get into contact with me. The position is to start ASAP!

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